|Cuck Stool aka "Baker's Baptism"|
In England, The Coventry Leet Book sets pricing and quality regulations for retail baked goods. Overcharging or not using the "best quality flour" could results in a series of punishments. The city ordinance imposed a fine of 13 shillings for the first offense. After the third offense, the baker was sent to the pillory; a fourth offense and the baker was banished for 1 year.
In Germany, the punishment for a baker who overcharged was a "baker's baptism." The baker would be strapped to a "cuck stool" and plunged into the river. The number of "baptisms" depended on the amount overcharged.